Speaking about science: a student-led training program improves graduate students’ skills in public communication

Melissa Clarkson, Juliana Houghton, William Chen, Jessica Rohde

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Abstract

We present an assessment of the Engage program, a graduate-student-created and led training program at the University of Washington. Using a pre-course/post-course study design, we examined student ability to deliver a short presentation appropriate for a public audience. Based on both self-assessments and assessments by external reviewers, we show that Engage trainees had an increase in their ability to employ effective communication techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Science Communication
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018

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Keywords

  • Professionalism
  • professional development and training in science communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication

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